Ex-Johnson aide lambasts UK government over COVID failures

In a ferocious attack on the competence and honesty of Johnson’s administration, Dominic Cummings claimed the arrival of COVID-19 in early 2020 plunged the government into chaos.

People did not get the treatment they deserved” como resultado, él dijo. “Many people were left to die in horrific circumstances.

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El Reino Unido. has recorded almost 128,000 coronavirus deaths, the highest toll in Europe, and experienced one of the world’s deepest recessions in 2020 as three successive lockdowns hobbled the economy.

A mass vaccination campaign that started in December has brought infections and fatalities down sharply, but the government acknowledges it will have to answer serious questions at a future public inquiry.

Cummings’ televised testimony to Parliament’s science and health committees, which are investigating Britain’s pandemic response, gave a dramatic taste of what might come out.

He alleged a disastrous series of bad decisions and false assumptions within government in early 2020, saying Johnson initially regarded the virus asjust a scare story. He described it as the new swine flu.

Cummings said the administrationwas not operating on a war footing,” and officials, including the prime minister, even went on holiday in February 2020.

Lots of people were literally skiing,” Cummings said.

By March, he said the government was consumed by chaos that Cummings saidseemed like an out-of-control movie.

Fue “like a scene from ‘Independence Day’ with Jeff Goldblum saying, ‘The aliens are here and your whole plan is broken,"” Cummings said.

The truth is that senior ministers, senior officials, senior advisers like me, disastrously short of the standards that the public has a right to expect of its government in a crisis like this,” él dijo.

Johnson defended the government’s response, diciendo “to deal with a pandemic on this scale has been appallingly difficult.

Protesters hold placards near Parliament Square, en Londres, on the day Dominic Cummings, the volatile advisor who until late last year was British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's most powerful and trusted aide, attended a select committee hearing at Portcullis House nearby, miércoles, Mayo 26, 2021. In recent days, Cummings has directed a torrent of criticism at Johnson's Conservative government in an ever-lengthening string of Twitter posts. El miércoles, he plans to make the claims in person, testifying on live television to lawmakers investigating Britain's handling of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Protesters hold placards near Parliament Square, en Londres, on the day Dominic Cummings, the volatile advisor who until late last year was British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most powerful and trusted aide, attended a select committee hearing at Portcullis House nearby, miércoles, Mayo 26, 2021. In recent days, Cummings has directed a torrent of criticism at Johnson’s Conservative government in an ever-lengthening string of Twitter posts. El miércoles, he plans to make the claims in person, testifying on live television to lawmakers investigating Britain’s handling of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

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